Things to see & do

While you're at Allen Banks...

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February half term

There's loads of '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' tasks you can do here - and if you love the planets, stars and the solar system then an astronomy evening might be just what you're after.

Winter adventure

2015 can be all about new adventures. As luck has it we're in the business of helping to make that happen, so for a start why not try snowshoeing at Hadrian's Wall - pretty iconic we'd say!

Don't miss...

  • Wrapping up and enjoying a walk in a winter wonderland
  • Admiring the night sky at a new Dark Sky Discovery Site
  • Learning all about fungi and its habitat
  • Taking your pooch for an adventure
  • Snacking on a picnic at the seating area
  • Having a well-deserved rest in the new and improved summerhouse
  • Discovering wildlife in their own habitat
Come and be a ranger during the Working Holiday at Allen Banks © National Trust / Victoria Gibson

Come and be a ranger during the Working Holiday at Allen Banks

Try something new

We all do it. Say we'll try something new this year and before we know it time has flown by.

If you'd like to break the mould, what about booking onto a Family Working Holiday at Allen Banks? Experience what it's like to be a ranger, explore the outdoors and best of all, enjoy time together as a family.

Woodland walks

No need for January blues, getting out for some fresh air and wonderful scenery is bound to make anything feel possible in 2015. Stroll the countryside, admire the views and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Learn about nature

There's an array of fungi here and a whole range of species that quite honestly sometimes we're a little unsure about, so Ranger Jonny Tomlinson has set up an iSpot account - can you help?

Cosy up for a picnic

Bring along your favourite snacks and drinks for a picnic at a secluded spot in the woodland. If you prefer hot drinks and snacks Housesteads Visitor Centre is just up the road.